A Tribute Fund allows you to raise money with your friends and family to honour your loved one.
When Ken, Kerry’s husband’s Grandad passed away, Kerry and her family were in shock. They had no idea why he took own life and were determined to create a fitting tribute for Ken. So they set up a Tribute Fund and raised money in his memory for Samaritans. You can hear more about Kerry's story in the video below:
What is a Tribute Fund?
A Tribute Fund is one central place where you can track how much money you‘re raising and share photos, thoughts and light candles for that special someone.
It’s an opportunity to remember your beloved in a meaningful way, whilst also helping Samaritans be there for people struggling to cope.
Set up a fund using JustGiving here
I would encourage anyone thinking of setting up a Tribute Fund for Samaritans to do it. It has been really comforting to know that the money is going towards helping others, and Samaritans have been very grateful and provided excellent support to help raise money to create a fitting tribute for Grandad.
Kerry, Samaritans fundraiser
The impact of your fundraising
- £5 means that Samaritans can be there for someone struggling to cope
- £46 will train and support an existing Samaritans volunteer for a year
- £200 trains a new volunteer to learn the skills they need to answer calls for help